African-American Studies Program

Director: Sandra Y. Lewis

The African American Studies minor at Montclair State University, an 18 credit interdisciplinary program, is a perfect complement to any undergraduate major. Foundation courses explore the evolution and theories of African American Studies. Required courses and electives are available across disciplines including the Arts, History, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, and Black Women’s Studies. In this interdisciplinary program, students examine the contributions people of African descent have made to human and world history. Courses critically analyze a wide range of philosophies, cultural experiences, social issues, leadership models, and solutions to social problems. The program builds on the African American Studies’ scholar-activist tradition. Students explore education as a means not only for creating personal success but for developing stronger societies rooted in respect for diversity and human rights.